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India’s largest producer of vegetables.

BIHAR

Bihar is the largest producer of vegetables and the second largest producer of fruits. Its economy is agriculture driven with the majority of the population employed in the sector.Bihar is exploring its tourism potential and has developed the popular Buddha circuit, one of the eight tourism circuits in the state.

 

Key upcoming projects

- Pristine Mega Food Park, in Khagaria, in 40 ha area

- Bio-control labs for the purpose of agricultural research across Bihar

- Diesel locomotive manufacturing plant in Saran, set up as a part of joint venture between General Electric and Indian Railways, to manufacture and supply diesel-electric locomotives

- Smart Cities Mission, for which Muzaffarpur, Bhagalpur, Patna and Biharsharif are the cities identified in Bihar

Highlights

  • 1
    Highest maize productivity in India
  • 2
    Husk Power Systems in Bihar is India's first enterprise to use rice husk to generate clean energy for rural electrification
  • 3
    Tourist arrival of over 2.8 mn, with more than 50% growth in domestic tourists between 2011-15

HIGHLIGHTS

Key Sectors

Food Processing and Dairy

Food Processing and Dairy

Primarily an agrarian economy, the total vegetable production in the state was 15.3 million tonnes in 2015-16, which was highest in the country.

Textile and Leather

Textile and Leather

Bihar is home to around 10,000 weavers. Bihar had produced around 60 tonnes silk during 2014-15. Tasar silk of Bhagalpur is an exclusive product of Bihar, which has the potential to fetch premium prices.

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

Bihar has renewable energy potential of more than 12.5 GW. Moreover, the state government has initiated steps to address the supply-demand gap in electricity by implementing large power projects.

Tourism

Tourism

Home to ancient universities of Nalanda and Vikramshila, Bihar contains the remnants of these two ancient universities. The antiques and artefacts attract tourists in huge numbers.